Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse

Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse

The UMSL College of Nursing recognizes registered nurses as busy adult learners, often with years of professional experience. The RN to BSN program allows nurses the opportunity to continue their education through flexible and convenient programs, without repeating courses and experiences commonly completed as part of a basic associate degree or diploma nursing program.

The RN to BSN program is designed to be completed in five consecutive terms. Courses can be taken online, on the UMSL campus, or at select off-campus locations throughout the metro area.

General education requirements are met through a strong liberal arts component including studies beyond the sciences. The RN to BSN curriculum focuses on preparing nurses to care for the increasingly complex needs of patients and populations. Nursing courses explore such concepts as health assessment, population health, nursing research and evidence-based practice, and leadership, with community-based independent clinical activities.

Jose Hernandez
"The courteousness of counselors, and the fact that I was able to transfer a lot of prerequisites for the nursing career, is what led me to choose UMSL. I transferred to UMSL from a Junior college."

- Jõse Hernandez, BSN Student

The RN to BSN Program consists of three primary options. Please contact the Office of Student Services for further information.